2 Corinthians 11:1-3
2Co 11:1 I wish you would put up with me as I display a little nonsense. Do put up with me!
2Co 11:2 Because I am jealous with God’s jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
2Co 11:3 But I am afraid that just like the serpent deceived Eve by his skill, your thoughts will be corrupted from being simply focused on Christ.
different or dangerous?
Change is always happening in the church, but how do we know if the change is dangerous or just different? In Corinth, a change had taken place which directed the focus of the members off Christ, onto the church leaders. Those leaders criticized Paul because they saw him as a threat to their authority and influence. The gospel was at stake. When church becomes about anything other than the gospel of Christ, it becomes more than different. It becomes dangerous.
LORD, you are jealous when your people are distracted from their focus on Christ. Keep us focused on what really matters.